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AJILON JASPER NASIU ELECTED AS 6TH SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2014

LEFT:Mr Ajilon Jasper Nasiu(Speaker)RIGHT:Hon. John M Fugui(Deputy Speaker)

The National Parliament of Solomon Islands has elected in a new Speaker

Mr Ajilon Jasper Nasiu who is a former Provincial Premier for Rennell and Bellona Province was elected by the 50 Members of Parliament shortly after taking their Oath of Allegiance in Parliament Wednesday morning.
Mr Nasiu won with a majority of four votes over his rival and former clerk to Parliament Ms Taeasi Sanga.
Former Speaker of Parliament Sir Allan Kemakeza who presides over the election announced Nasiu’s victory after the election.
“Honourable Members it is an honour to announce that the candidate duly elected by members of parliament as the Speaker for the National Parliament of Solomon Islands is Mr Ajilon Jasper Nasiu, who polls 27 votes and Taeasi Sanga polls 23 votes, a majority of four votes.”
Mr Nasiu is the 6th Speaker of Parliament since Solomon Islands gained independence in 1978. He was nominated by the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Douglas Ete.
Meanwhile, the new Deputy Speaker of Parliament is Hon. John Moffat Fugui Member of Parliament for Central Honiara.
Hon. Fugui polled a total of 29 votes against Hon. David Tome, Member of Parliament for Baegu Asifola who polled only 21votes.

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